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AirFlow Bumpers® Plastic Retriever Training Dummies

Unique design lets your dog breathe more easily while retrieving.

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  • Get peak performance with less stress on your dog
  • Increase your dog's oxygen intake up to 350%
  • Encourage a softer grip and proper carrying position
  • Designed for dogs of all sizes
  • FDA approved nontoxic, food-grade plastic
  • Extremely durable, flexible, and tasteless
  • Repels dirt and grime
  • Weight: 8.8 oz
  • Dimensions: 11.75" x 2.5"
  • Made in USA

    Free Throw Rope included with every dummy!

  • Unique Design = Better Performance from Your Dog

    All training dummies are not created equal. The basic dummy design has barely changed since they were first introduced -- a straight plastic or canvas cylinder with or without bumps for grip. AirFlow Bumpers are better for your dog's athletic performance, better for proper retrieval training, and better for overall health. AirFlow Bumpers are engineered to improve oxygen intake and carrying position, all while encouraging a softer grip. Both hunters and trainers alike will appreciate how this unique AirFlow Bumpers design helps develop a superior dog.

    Researchers at the Canine Performance Sciences Center in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University found that traditional training bumpers restrict 93% of the airflow through dogs' mouths, almost completely blocking the air. To address this problem, they developed a completely new design -- the AirFlow Bumper.

    AirFlow Bumper vs. Standard Bumper -- this MRI shows a 350% increase in breathing space.

    American Manufacturing and Quality

    AirFlow Bumpers are made in the U.S. and are subject to U.S. health and safety regulations. Recent news reports have shown pet products coming from China vary greatly in quality and safety. Most standard plastic bumpers are made in China of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which contains 36% to 72% phthalates -- harmful chemicals that can leach out. PVC has been banned from children's toys since 2008. AirFlow Bumpers are made from an FDA and EU-approved nontoxic food-grade plastic. This plastic is flexible, tasteless, and extremely durable, while still maintaining the proper feel and bounce.

    "From breathing to durability to holding to overall design, there's nothing but positive reasons to recommend these bumpers."

    --Andy Attar, Leading Field-Trial Trainer: 5 National Field-Trial Champions, 2 National Amateur Field-Trial Champions

    "My young dogs find it natural to carry it properly. AirFlow Bumpers really help the training flow. This has been a great product to work with."

    --Greg Oyer, Leading Young Dog Trainer

    "We designed the AirFlow Bumper beginning with the anatomy of a dog's mouth. With this design, we're able to deliver an over 350% improvement in breathable space, more comfort for the dog and an overall significantly improved experience for these dogs."

    --Craig Angle, Ph.D., ME.d, Canine Performance Sciences, Auburn University

    AirFlow Bumpers

    Country of Origin: Made in USA.

    AirFlow Bumpers® Plastic Retriever Training Dummies
    Item # 8361
    List: $14.00
    Order Yours: $12.95


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    Customer Reviews

    11 Reviews
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    100% Recommend this product (11 of 11 responses)
    By Darrell K.
    Houston, TX
    LOVE this Bumper!!!
    September 15, 2020
    My dog uses this bumper for Dock Diving and he loves it. It is lightweight and is not too wide for him to hold it in his mouth while swimming. Just look at the pic of him catching it!
    • lightweight, easy to throw
    By Ben
    Great for young dogs learning to hold bumper in center.
    August 15, 2020
    Great Bumper! My dog grabs these bumpers in the middle more than reg bumpers. She likes retrieving them in the water better. I do think the grooves help.

    Merchant Response:Thanks, Ben! Glad your dog loves these. The smart guys at Auburn who invented these knew what they were doing! THANKS FOR THE PHOTOS! Agree on the price. We're working on it. Manufacturing in the USA with medical grade materials is pretty expensive, but for us it beats not knowing who made this and out of what material. -- ROB SNELL
    • Shape of the bumper are awesome.
    • They whistle when you chunk them. Its a cool sound.
    • Quality.
    • My dog holds them better than traditional bumpers.
    • Price Point
    By Shannon
    Durable Bumpers
    October 13, 2020
    Very durable bumpers with quality in mind!
    By Fred
    Orange County CA
    training bumper
    September 15, 2020
    great bumper. Sturdy construction. Great for water retrieves. Nice that it comes with a cord already attached. I recommend this product
    By Dennis
    Damascus, Maryland
    Great thought
    September 4, 2020
    the thought of this is great. However it tends be be a little awkward for the dogs sometimes. I like it for that reason though. Great to add something other than the standard round to get them comfortable with all shapes
    By Mike
    Best Training Bumper I've ever used!
    September 4, 2020
    Dog using this Bumper: < 1 year old male Vizsla.

    This is a great training bumper for a young dog. It has multiple surfaces for a young dog to grab onto, until they learn to handle it from the center. It's always in the training box.
    It makes a lot of noise, and a big splash, when it hits the water, which is essential for a young dog to learn to mark a retrieve. It has good weight to it, and I can throw it 40-50 yards. A good distance for a young Vizlsa. This bumper was critical to introducing my Vizlsa to water, and water retrieval training.
    The description says "plastic", but the bumpers I received are a soft, pliable, material. They're not a cheap,hard, plastic bumper. This is a quality training aid!
    I have had a 100% success rate with water retrievals with this bumper. My dog has never blinked this bumper in the water.
    • Size,weight, texture, material pliability, buoyancy.
    • None.
    By TeamSouthernSongs
    September 3, 2020
    My JRT loves this bumper for dock diving! Well constructed and worth the price.
    By Duane E.
    September 2, 2020
    Dogs lov it.
    By Jeff A.
    Review for AirFlow Bumpers&#174; Plastic Retriever Training Dummies
    October 18, 2018
    The dogs don't seem to take on as much water when swimming with these style bumpers.

    By Jeff A.
    Review for AirFlow Bumpers&#174; Plastic Retriever Training Dummies
    October 18, 2018
    I liked the bumpers so much I ordered a few more. They are a little bit high on price but they are really nice bumpers.

    By JCM
    Review for AirFlow Bumpers&#174; Plastic Retriever Training Dummies
    October 12, 2018

    Have a great weight that allow you to get distance on throws, teaches the dog proper hold location, and overall great quality.

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